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James D. Fearon, PhD   Download vCard
Senior Fellow at FSI; Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Professor of Political Science; CISAC Affiliated Faculty Member; CDDRL Affiliated Faculty

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Stanford, CA 94305-6165
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Research Interests
civil and ethnic violence

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James Fearon is the Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and a professor of political science. He is a Senior Fellow at FSI, affiliated with CISAC and CDDRL. His research interests include civil and interstate war, ethnic conflict, the international spread of democracy and the evaluation of foreign aid projects promoting improved governance. Fearon was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2012 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002. Some of his current research projects include work on the long-run persistence of armed conflict, the impact of nuclear weapons acquisition on states' foreign policies, and the strategic dynamics of civil war onset.

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Six Stanford faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences
James Fearon is among six Stanford faculty members who have been elected to receive one of the highest honors for an American scientist in recognition of their achievements in original research.
May 3, 2012 in Stanford University News

What happens next in Libya? Stanford expert weighs outcomes
The Stanford News Service posed the question to James Fearon, a professor of political science whose research focuses on political violence, ethnic conflict and the impact of democracy on foreign policy. Who's the new boss? Which way might this roll? ...
August 23, 2011 in Stanford University News